- We didn't want to be tied to a specific grid control.
- We didn't want to be tied, necessary, to a specific database.
- We wanted to be able to quickly respond to the changing market and provide support for new and exciting innovations.
- We wanted to provide a platform for other partners to build on.
To meet these goals, our architect spent nearly 18 months evaluating and designing the framework before there was anything to see. Dodeca has met all of those goals and is really now more than just the best user interface for Essbase. When combined with it's metadata-driven nature and smart client/web services implementation, it is a strong platform for building applications.
We are now seeing some of the fruits of our labor becoming utilized. A new software company, Real Sports Analytics, has built their product on the Dodeca framework. This gives them the ability to fully utilize the Essbase and relational functionality we have put into Dodeca and focus solely on implementing their business logic.
The object-oriented, modular, plug-in architecture of Dodeca is the key to their implementation as it allowed them to build some report views that are very specific to their business. As a result, they were able to reduce their development time by a factor of man-years at a savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This same modular architecture is pervasive throughout Dodeca as, in fact, the core functionality users see in out-of-the-box functionality, down to the Essbase interaction itself, is actually a plug-in on our framework.
To see screenshots of the Real Sports Analytics implementation, visit their product page at http://www.realsportsanalytics.com/prod01.htm.
Be sure to watch this blog for another upcoming powered-by Dodeca announcement with screenshots.